Mukunda Goswami Sanga

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Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Gold Glitters and is Fickle

New Zealanders commonly say, “Good as Gold.” It is interesting that goodness is so nonchalantly equated with gold. In an interesting twist on the importance of money, Srila Prabhupada has interestingly pointed out how worthless money actually is. He told us that one who has a lot of money feels that the money is his most prized possession, and his dearest friend. Yet that very same money, if lost and in the hands of the man’s competitor, can be the very same man’s worst and most hated and feared enemy. Similarly one who is attached to the body, considering it life’s most sacred treasure, can easily my come to loathe, and fear it, especially in times of sickness, old age and, of course, imminent death. Thus knowledge of detachment from the material body should be understood, from an early age, cultivated and meditated upon throughout life.